Integran Technologies Inc. (ITI) announced its Pittsburgh, PA-based affiliate, Integran Defense Systems (IDS), a leader in the development of nanostructured products for the aerospace & defense industry using high performance nanocrystalline metals (nanometals), signed a marketing agreement with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to jointly pursue opportunities in aerospace composite coatings, ballistic and armor applications, and structural and thermal management applications for defense-related federal government and commercial markets.
ITI also announced IDS had received an investment from SAIC Venture Capital Corporation, the venture capital investment arm of SAIC. SAIC is the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States, with more than 43,000 employees in over 150 cities worldwide. For the fiscal year ended January 31, 2006, the company reported annual revenues of $7.8 billion.
IDS is the third spin-off from ITI. In 2004 ITI spun-off Morph Technologies (Toronto, ON) and PowerMetal Technologies (Carlsbad, CA) to develop nanostructured products for the automotive and sporting goods industries, respectively. ITI has a long history of aerospace & defense R&D and continues to be involved in numerous defense-related product development programs.
ITI’s nanocobalt technology, an alternative to hard chrome plating, was developed for the Joint Strike Fighter Program with the generous support of the U.S. Department of Defense and Technology Partnerships Canada, an agency of Industry Canada. The nanocobalt technology will soon be deployed in the U.S. and at commercial metal finishing facilities.
About Integran Technologies
ITI is a world leader in advanced metallurgical nanotechnologies, providing a broad international base of customers with advanced process & product design solutions through R&D, material sales, contract manufacturing and technology licensing.
Contact ITI at www.integran.com.
About Integran Defense Systems
IDS is an advanced materials company creating, developing and manufacturing nanostructured intermediate and finished products for the aerospace & defense industry today. The company’s nanometals possess significantly superior, mechanical and physical properties than conventional coarse grained metals. IDS fabricates complex micro- and macroscale, near net shape, nanometal components as well as nanometal-coated ceramics, composites and plastics in large quantities and volumes through a scalable manufacturing process.
Contact IDS at www.integrandefense.com.
About Morph Technologies
Morph Technologies is an affiliated company of Algonquin Automotive with the mandate of commercializing a proprietary nanocrystalline electrodeposition technology for automotive applications. Contact Morph Technologies at www.algonquinauto.com/morph.html.
About PowerMetal Technologies
PowerMetal Technologies is a leading high-performance component supplier of nanomaterials to the billion dollar sporting goods and consumer products industries. PowerMetal Technologies has an extensive intellectual property portfolio with worldwide patents that protect both products and processes exclusively licensed from Integran Technologies. Contact PowerMetal Technologies at www.powermetalinc.com.